With the third week of November wrapping up, it means there has been ample time for mustaches to grow during Movember.
Every season, players around the league grow out their 'staches to raise awareness of men's health issues during the month of November. The San Jose Sharks are no different, with six players officially taking part in Movember (the majority of the other 17 or so players already have full beards).
The players, alongside Pizza Factory, are growing out there mustaches to raise money. And each week, sjsharks.com will rank how good the mustaches look through our completely arbitrary Movember rules, including (but not limited to) the following:
Week-by-week progress (no coasting)
Can we see it?
Donate to the player (or mascot) who you think rocks the best 'stache.
Compare to week one's rankings.
Compare to week two's rankings.
This week, we decided to surprise the players and take photos at last night's game, rather than let them prep the mustaches after practice, to see which stache has been least affected by performance-enhancing grooming.
7. Timo Meier
There is clearly a mustache on Meier's face, which wasn't the case the past two weeks, so he gets an A+ in terms of progress. It's still, unfortunately, the weakest of the bunch.
Donate to Timo Meier's mustache.
6. Ryan Carpenter
The complete lack of progress on the upper lip pretty much confirms that Ryan Carpenter got a head-start on his mustache, but the hint of a handlebar mustache being grown has prevented him from being buried at the bottom of the list.
Donate to Ryan Carpenter's mustache.
5. Chris Tierney
Tierney has a mustache that can be seen from the Sharks bench: check. It's a mustache that's filled out: check. The mustache impresses: …well, there's still time.
Donate to Chris Tierney's mustache.
4. Logan Couture
An overall solid, if somewhat unremarkable, mustache. Decent width, filled-in, and groomed.
Donate to Logan Couture's mustache.
3. Pizza Factory Mascot
This mascot's mustache has filled out over the past week. At this point, we can confidently call it a very solid mustache that's firmly in the upper tier.
Donate to the Pizza Factory's mascot's mustache.
2. Brenden Dillon
This may be a GOAT-tee, but do goatees count as mustaches? The sjsharks.com panel of judges say no, penalizing what is otherwise a solid stache.
Donate to Brenden Dillon's mustache.
1. Dylan DeMelo
We suspect DeMelo would have been one of the players to take part in the pre-weekly Movember photo grooming. However, the scruff doesn't take away from the strong mustache.
Donate to Dylan DeMelo's mustache.